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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 3239, tabled on 14 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what conditions cases under the Child Maintenance Service will be moved onto collect and pay.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 January 2020

Parents are given the opportunity to avoid collection charges and use the Direct Pay Service, provided paying parents can pay their maintenance in full and on time. Where parents fail to pay their liability in full and on time, parents should notify the Child Maintenance Service who will take swift action to move the case to Collect & Pay to enforce payment and recover any arrears.

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